I distinctly remember the year the first LINDT store opened in my town. From then on, each Easter my mother would gift my brother and me with a LINDT GOLD BUNNY, and each Christmas with a LINDT BEAR. We always open our stockings last, and between the practical items like mini shampoos and new pens, it was always the best treat to find that decadent chocolate bear.
I am so thrilled to be partnering with LINDT this season to show off this favorite holiday indulgence of mine. As you can see, LINDT BEAR makes the perfect accessory for a holiday party look, as it’s the hostess gift every party-giver wants to receive!
You’re never too old to give or receive LINDT BEAR. From a stocking stuffer to a hostess gift, it’s a present sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face. And my personal favorite thing about this festive holiday treat? No matter where I’m spending Christmas [and I've spent it in a lot of places!], one bite of the smooth milk chocolate, and I’m instantly back in my childhood home, unwrapping gifts with my parents and brother under our long-gone family tree.
Plaid Charlton Dress, Jack Wills | Knit Sweater, American Eagle [similar 1; 2] | Skinny Bow Ring, Kate Spade | Clutch, Zara [similar] | Glitter Heels, Kate Spade [similar]
Another perfect item to stuff a stocking with is the Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar. It’s the same smooth, melting milk chocolate that we know and love as truffles, but in on-the-go form perfect for carrying around in your purse during long afternoons of Christmas shopping, or for sneaking into a Christmas stocking!
How does Lindt Chocolate fit into your holiday memories?
Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by LINDT Chocolate USA. All opinions expressed are my own.
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I give in, fall is here! And with it, comes fall shopping [oh how I miss those back-to-school shopping trips!]. Here’s what’s at the top of my wish list for this autumn season…
[ 1 ] Field Jacket (J.Crew, $148):: I have yet to find a more perfect example of a not-too-heavy, not-too-light jacket for fall. Ideally, I’d love a Barbour, but this J.Crew version would do just fine!
[ 2 ] Quilted Jacket (Jack Wills, $148):: For days a bit chillier and for events a bit dressier. I tried this one from Jack Wills on and it feels like butter. So incredibly soft.
[ 3 ] Belts (Kiel James Patrick, $85):: For adding fun fall pops to plain skirts + trousers.
[ 4 ] (Kiel James Patrick, $112)
[ 5 ] Quintessential Fall Skirts (J. Crew Factory, $59.50):: Plaid, wool, tweed– I’ll take any!
[ 6 ] Penny Loafers (Frye, $160):: Just darling. What more needs to be said?
[ 7 ] Baseball Cap [Harding-Lane, $30):: I'm rarely interested in hats, but I am LOVING the look of casual caps as accessories this fall.
[ 8 ] Kelly Green (ASOS, $37):: Any and all of it.
[ 9 ] Tortoise (Sea Lily, $110):: Any and all of it.
[ 10 ] Ballet Flats (J.Crew, $158):: I have this terrible fear of wearing out my favorite riding boots, and I haven’t found a pair I love as much since I bought them three years ago. So to give them days of rest, ballet flats it is!
What are you wishing on this fall? Remember, 25% off everything at J.Crew this weekend with code SHOPFALL!
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Nicolette Dress, Lilly Pulitzer [similar 1; 2; 3] | Chambray Shirt, Old Navy | Bracelets, Oh Buoy Boston; Kiel James Patrick; Tiffany & Co. | Purse, Urban Outfitters [similar 1; 2] | Sunshine Satchel Duffel, Marley Lilly | Wedges, Jack Rogers
Here I am again, talking about my bag lady habits. But I am just smitten with these two pieces lately— one plaid bucket bag I picked up in Urban Outfitter‘s Bargain Basement a summer or two ago, and one darling monogrammed tote I can fit my life and then some into.
Now I just need to pack these bags and get my head in the Labor Day game! Will your travel bags be taking you anywhere this weekend?
Toggle coat, American Eagle [similar 1; 2] // Plaid skirt, American Apparel // Sweater, American Eagle // Rope bracelet, Kiel James Patrick // Around the World Watch, Urban Outfitters // Purse, Jesslyn Blake [similar] // Desert boots, Wild Diva [similar 1; 2]
Despite some breezy winds, it was unseasonably warm last weekend in New England, and that called for a walk around Boston’s waterfront area. As much of a tease as it was, it was definitely a welcome break from the blistery teen temperatures, and certainly put me in the spring mindset!
This holiday season, I am loving the idea of pairing casual, comfy plaids, like this soft boyfriend-fit from Jack Wills, with more formal skirts, as in this dark velvet number by Pins and Needles. Don’t get me wrong, I wear sparkly holiday dresses as much as I can in December, but I do think this would be a fun Christmas-party alternative!
Stapleton Shirt, Jack Wills, $79.50
Velvet Mini Circle Skirt, Pins and Needles via Urban Outfitters, $39
Tassel Zip Clutch, ASOS, $25 (sale!)
Bow Hair Clip, American Apparel, $34 (3-pack)
Tock Flats, Kate Spade, $198
Also, at this point “plaid” is starting to look like one of those words that I just don’t think is spelled right…
There is something so perfectly autumnal about cozying up around a big bonfire with hot chocolate and s’mores. My friends used to treck out to the quiet suburban areas of Cambridge from downtown Boston numerous times a year for these, but there is no better time to host them than fall.
Eugenia Kim Textural Turban, Anthropologie, $28
Plaid Lace Back Shirt, Full Tilt, $27
Excursion Quilted Vest, J.Crew, $110
Elson Straight Leg Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, $178
Essex Boot, Sperry, $250
Bow So Basic Bag, ModCloth, $55
Dress, Forever 21 [similar 1; 2] // Plaid cross body, Urban Outfitters [similar-ish] // Bracelets, Kiel James Patrick; Tiffany & Co. // Pearls, Urban Outfitters // Belt, vintage // Ballets flats, TOMS
I’m not done with you yet.
Please don’t go away and leave me without opportunity to wear bright blues and sundresses and plaid picnic-ready purses and nautical jewelry and ballet flats that don’t require tights. I promise I’ll be better about embracing you. No more subways when I can walk and no more warm nights spent inside.